A men gets depressed because his girlfriend has dumped him for a friend. He tries to attempt suicide but to no avail, so he decides to scare the guy that stole his girl, by throwing his own... See full summary »
A men gets depressed because his girlfriend has dumped him for a friend. He tries to attempt suicide but to no avail, so he decides to scare the guy that stole his girl, by throwing his own guts at him. Written by
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When the man who never dies says, "I will show you many painful things," his lips don't move. See more »
The first half of the end credits shows scenes from the movie played in reverse at high speed; the second half shows the three main characters mugging and goofing off in front of the camera. See more »
"He Never Dies" is the third of the "Guinea Pig" films. It is also the first one of them to have an actual plot. And it works relatively well considering the film's shoestring budget.
This is a simple tale of a depressed Japanese businessman whom after being dumped by his girlfriend, decides to end his life. But what he soon finds out that it might not be so easy. For some reason he is unable to die, hence the name "He Never Dies".
What soon becomes apparent after watching a few minutes of the film is that the mood which dominated the first two parts of the series is changed to a less serious comedic one. No longer are we presented with the idea of a documentary type picture. Instead the viewer is treated to a comedic gore film more similar to Peter Jackson's Dead Alive. This doesn't necessarily mean that it is inferior, but it loses some of it's edge compared to the previous installments. Yes there is a lot of gore in it but it never reaches the stomach churning effect of "Flowers Of Flesh And Blood". Simply because it is treading in a crossroad with it's attempt to incorporate a plot but at the same time suffering from budget limitations. Production value is visibly low and while that could have been excused in the past entries because of their snuff film appearance, here they become a problem to properly enjoy the film. For what it's worth the acting is surprisingly good with the actors demonstrating some very entertaining reactions towards the main character's "problem".
"He Never Dies" is a very different from the previous, film. With it's includement of plot and characters and comedic presentation it lost a lot of the shock effect the first two movies were known for. But it made it up for it's the sheer entertainment value.
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